The Internet for Busy People: The Book to Use when There's No Time to Lose!

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Whether you set aside an evening or a lunch hour - or just reach for this Busy People guide as you need it - you'll soon be on the fast track with the Internet. Explore Windows 95's seamless Internet connection or follow simple instructions for using other versions of Windows. Delve into the World Wide Web in mere minutes. Master the mysteries of e-mail, mailing lists, and Usenet newsgroups faster than you thought possible. Discover the power of FTP, Telnet, and Gopher in a flash. Understand how to search the Net...
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Overview

Whether you set aside an evening or a lunch hour - or just reach for this Busy People guide as you need it - you'll soon be on the fast track with the Internet. Explore Windows 95's seamless Internet connection or follow simple instructions for using other versions of Windows. Delve into the World Wide Web in mere minutes. Master the mysteries of e-mail, mailing lists, and Usenet newsgroups faster than you thought possible. Discover the power of FTP, Telnet, and Gopher in a flash. Understand how to search the Net and find fascinating new sites. Organized for a quick orientation, The Internet for Busy People offers exceptional timesaving features, including fast forwards: quick reference sections at the beginning of each chapter that demonstrate all the essential commands and features - an ideal way for more experienced users to explore the Internet in no time; shortcuts: accelerated routes to completing a task or solving a problem; habits & strategies: timesaving tips and convenient techniques; definitions: fast and clever ways to learn and remember the jargon; and cautions: known pitfalls and problems to avoid to save you time and headaches.

This full-color, fast-track guide focuses on teaching vital skills and shortcuts to using the Internet. Users will explore the seamless direct connection to the Internet made possible by Windows 95. The book provides quick tips on accessing the World Wide Web, sending e-mail, and using the Internet features of the Microsoft Network.

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These three latest series entries live up to the "for busy people" standards: they are well organized and illustrated and aimed directly at working people who need to get specific jobs done quickly. The task-oriented approach covers topics such as searching, making presentations, sharing information, and finding lost files among many others. These three also happen to cover some of the hottest basic tools right now. These very practical and useful guides belong in most collections.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780078822834
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne
  • Publication date: 2/1/1997
  • Series: For Busy People
  • Edition description: Expanded and Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 372
  • Product dimensions: 7.37 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 1.12 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The World Wide Web: Click Here! 1
2 Using Your Web Browser 15
3 E-Mail: You Have New Mail 51
4 Your Mail Program 69
5 Mailing Lists 103
6 Usenet Newsgroups 119
7 How to Read Newsgroups 129
8 Real-Time Conversation with IRC 155
9 FTP, Telnet, and Gopher: Action at a Distance 173
10 Searching the Net 195
11 Places to Go, Things to See 215
12 A Web Design Primer 225
A What Kind of Connection? 243
B Basics of the Microsoft Network 255
C The Busy Person's Links 263
Index 456
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